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Bab Boujloud - The Gateway to the Medina in Fes

Bab Boujloud – The Gateway to the Medina in Fes

Anyone going to the the medina in Fes must pass through Bab Boujloud. This is a huge blue gate built in 1913. Its impressive, delicate arabesque and knot work ornaments never fail to attract attention to anyone visiting the city. The ornaments outside is blue. And green on the inside. Next to the main arch […]

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The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis is a testament that the area was once a progressive city that held power and might. The imposing pillars and arches show grandeur of Roman architectural style. The ruins are reminders that the Romans were there, settled, conquered it – and vanished. Today, the Roman ruins of Volubilis looks like […]

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The Beauty of the Unfinished Hassan Tower in Rabat, Morocco.

The Beauty of the Unfinished Hassan Tower

On the day we visited Hassan Tower in Rabat, we were not allowed to go farther beyond the gate. It was around Ramadan and the guard told us that it’s closed for the day because there was some kind of celebration inside. We managed to ask him permission to stay few steps past the gate […]

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Moulay Idriss - The Birthplace of Islam in Morocco.

Moulay Idriss is the Birthplace of Islam in Morocco

Moulay Idriss is the birthplace of Islam in Morocco. The town is named after Moulay Idriss I, the great grandson of Prophet Mohammed and who brought Islam to the country. He is, of course, the country’s most-revered Saint. Moulay Idriss is built on two verdant hills. As you can see, the town is washed in […]

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The Beautiful Doors of Morocco.

The Beautiful Doors of Morocco

Ladies and gentlemen, the beautiful doors of Morocco! On my first few hours in Marrakech, I noticed the old, repainted, renovated, run-down and pretty doors of the city. Their charming designs delighted me so I took a lot of photos until I became obsessed. There was even a time when all I was looking for […]

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Ouzoud Wateralls is a three-hour drive from Marrakech, Morocco.

A Day at Ouzoud Waterfalls

We were picked up from our hostel around 8 in the morning but didn’t really leave Marrakech until 9:30. Our tour bus had pick to up some people from one hostel to another. The journey from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls was almost three hours with one stop for bathroom break. We finally reached our destination […]

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The Splendid Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

The Splendid Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate

When “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed at the nearby Ait Benhaddou, all other kasbahs in Ouarzazate became known, too. Taourirt kasbah is just one of the many in the area. It was once an important kasbah in the country’s trading history with rest of Africa. What I like most here is that only a portion […]

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Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses

Marrakech medina is an assault to the senses. The souk is a visual feast of colours – from clothes to shoes to spices and jewelries. Yes, it’s a shopping paradise for those who love colours, moorish designs and fashion. The best thing about this souk is that the vendors are respectful. They don’t harass you […]

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Koutoubia Mosque - The Largest Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco.

Koutoubia Mosque – The Largest Mosque in Marrakech

Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. It is also taller than the palm tress that surrounds it. It’s in the heart of Marrakech. You can’t miss it, especially when you’re in Djemaa El-Fna. The minaret is 77 meters high –¬†and five times a day, a muezzin beckons every followers for a call […]

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Atlas Film Museum in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

The Atlas Film Studio Museum in Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate is the door to the Sahara, the world’s longest desert. And believe it or not, the desert here is backdropped by snow-capped Atlas Mountains – even in summer. It’s only here where you can see that extreme scenery of nature, totally different from each other but they blend well as one landscape that’s made […]

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